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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Caldwell School

 
 
Caldwell School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. Caldwell School Marker
Inscription. Opened in 1887 as Broad Street Academy, this was the site of Mobile's first public high school for African Americans. The building was razed in 1947, and a new elementary school was constructed and named in recognition of William Caldwell, the first principal of Broad Street Academy. Eventually closing because of changing demographics, the Caldwell School building became part of Bishop State Community College. It was rededicated in 2006 as the Caldwell-Richardson Building to also honor local educator Nathaniel Richardson.
 
Erected by the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 30° 41.562′ N, 88° 3.418′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broad Street and Congress Street, on the right when traveling south on North Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Broad Street, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mobile City Hospital (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); John L. LeFlore (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Marine Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph (Joe) N. Langan
The building is now used by Bishop State Community College. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. The building is now used by Bishop State Community College.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Vivian Malone Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caldwell Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Knights of Peter Claver Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Caldwell School. (Submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable Buildings
 
The former Caldwell School. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
3. The former Caldwell School.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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